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Chocolate Ganache

This rich ganache tops our Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake.

Chocolate Ganache

Photography: David Loftus

Source: Everyday Food, 2007


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate


  1. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Remove from heat, and add chocolate. Stir until melted, then set aside until thickened, 2 to 5 minutes.

Reviews (5)

  • wsmlaili 17 Jul, 2012

    Hmmmmm.....looks yummy

  • bgressler 2 Oct, 2010

    I did this over the top of a Harry and Davids chocolate cheesecake and it was wonderful. It was too much ganache for the size of the cake, but who cares if it dripped down the sides and onto the plate. It looked great and made a good cake fantastic.

  • CookAMH 10 Feb, 2009

    I felt the ratios were wrong on this ganache recipe. next time, I will use 1/2 cup cream for 4 oz chocolate. The chocolate firmed up too much and cracked as I cut the chilled cake.

  • rachelledavis1 26 Nov, 2008

    chocolate wafers are hard to find so i always just use chocolate graham crackers. this recipe is definitely a family favorite!

  • LivingTheGoodLife 23 Jun, 2008

    Easy to make, sometimes I'll throw in some walnuts or pistachios. I slather this all over the easy chocolate cupcakes and sometimes some strawberries.

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